ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals
have signed center Keith Aucoin
to a two-year contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee
Aucoin, 31, currently leads the American Hockey League (AHL) in scoring with 84 points, posting 31 goals (a career high) and 53 assists for the Hershey Bears
. Aucoin helped lead the Bears to the Calder Cup last season while finishing second in the AHL scoring race to linemate Alexandre Giroux
with 96 points (25 goals, 71 assists).
Aucoin, a 5’9”, 162-pound native of Waltham, Mass., has played 21 games for the Capitals in the last two seasons, recording three goals and eight assists. He had a goal and four assists in nine games for Washington earlier this season. The Capitals first signed Aucoin as a free agent July 3, 2008.